Seafood exports show signs of recovery

According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, seafood exports have shown signs of recovery after a long period of slow down.

According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, seafood exports have shown signs of recovery after a long period of slow down.

Workers process shrimps for export (Photo: VNA)
Workers process shrimps for export (Photo: VNA)

In April, seafood export turnover reached US$520 million, an increase of 11 percent over the same period last year. Exports of frozen shrimps, pangasius fish and tuna fish are on the rise.

The association said that importers have highly appreciated the quality of several seafood products from Vietnam.

Authorized organs from Europe, the US, Japan, South Korea and Russia have well assessed Vietnam’s efforts to control quality and food hygiene of export seafood products.

Seventy three percent of 415 seafood processing plants in Vietnam are able to meet requirements of the European markets. Authorized organs target an increase of 80 percent by 2020.

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